Right after attending Sensodyne’s event last month, my good friend and fellow mommy blogger, Glaiza of Moomy Musings, invited me to join her for a sweet experience at Made in Candy Glorietta. I thought we would just watch them make candy or they’ll present us their latest candy products. But no! We made our very own custom candy from scratch!
[su_quote]Made in Candy, handled by The Candylab Philippines Inc., made its debut in the Philippine market back in 2012. Their first store was at the bridge way of the Powerplant Mall aka Rockwell. Made in Candy is Asia’s first independent candy kitchen. The have two branches in the Philippines that have candy kitchens where their candy artisans sculpt contemporary handmade candies that have pictures and messages at the center of each candy.[/su_quote]
When we got to Made in Candy’s Glorietta store that is conveniently located right by the food court, we were briefed by Made in Candy’s Marketing Manager, Ms. DJ Guinto with what we’re going to do and what to expect. I was excited to go inside their kitchen after seeing all the candies they can make. That day, we were going to make mixed berries candies with a rainbow at the center of the candy!
You can see that safety comes first! We wore really thick gloves, same material and quality as those sold by Safety Shoes Philippines, because the candy is hot to touch! It’s only when they’re being stretch out and cut to small pieces that they’re okay to be held without one.
They start by boiling sugar. (FYI, all photos taken while we were making candy are from Glaiza’s camera, shot by Ms. DJ.)
Then once they reach a specific temperature, they pour the liquid sugar onto this granite table where the candy men will mix the colors in.
He’ll then cut each colored area.
This is where the lovely Mommies come in! We need to knead the sugar (now turning a bit gel/fondant like) so the colors will be well incorporated into it. Oh did we knead and knead! Glaiza and I took turns because you simply cannot stop kneading and turning the candy, else it will go hard!
So after all the kneading is done, the candy mixture is placed on this pole thing where you’ll stretch it out like dough so that the candy is smooth.
That tan colored table top is actually a warmer. We can put down the candies there so they won’t go hard at room temperature. The downside of this is if you leave it there for a long time, it will go flat under because of the heat from the table. In here we laid out the candies and ready them to follow the pattern that we are doing today. Not only are Made in Candy’s candy men very good at their candies, they’re very artistic too! Something you need when you’re in the business of making custom candies.
Once the colored candies are in place, we start rolling them on the warm table. Making sure that there are no flat sides and that the colors stays in place.
After that, the candy man raised the roll of candy so that the weight of the candy goes down and everything gets stretched. This is how those adorable, cute and yummy candies come from!
I cannot believe that I was just rolling these tiny candies a few minutes ago! After this experience, I soooo appreciate every candy that I indulge in, most especially Made in Candy, because of how hard it is to make each piece! Plus, there are so many flavors to choose from, the possibilities are almost endless.
I’m so happy I got to make my own candy. Schools can actually take their classes out there for a field trip. This can be arranged with their Marketing Manager as well.
Thank you so much Made in Candy and Ms. DJ for having us over at your Glorietta store! Mommies, Made in Candy rock candies are perfect for birthday giveaways. You can get your kid’s name on the candy and choose your desired packaging too! Custom candies have a minimum of 4 kilos order per customized design. Prices of retail rock candies are as follows:
35g small jar = 90php
70g medium jar = 150php
135g large jar = 260php
70g foil bag = 100php
Lollipop = 70php
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